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DOMINANCE IN DOGS

DOMINANCE IN DOGSWhat Happened to the termthe word alpha applied to wolves has had a long history. For many years books and articles about wolves have mentioned the alpha male and alpha female or the alpha pair. In much popular writing the term is still in use today.... read more

Dogs and Wolves

Dogs and Wolves – Different Socks in the Trousers of Evolution21st October 2009 Do you think dogs evolved from wolves? Do you think dogs behave like wolves?  Think again. In the trousers of evolution wolves took one leg and dogs took the other. Now, wolves are an... read more

Natural Food for Dogs and Cats

I have discovered that when it comes to feeding dogs that many owners are blinded by myths and misconceptions. Many owners insist that their dogs are practically human and so should get along fine on the same food that the rest of the family is eating. The irony here,... read more

Dog Tips

Dog Tips If your dog gets badly hurt and injured you should rub firmly the very tip of his tail (the bone part), the rubbing will release endorphins which act like a morphine injection and will give your dog some relief of pain until you can get him to the vets or... read more

David the Dogman retires due to ill health

David the Dogman retires due to ill health By admin • on November 20, 2008 • Filed under: Euesdens In The News COSTA DEL SOL dog legend, David the Dogman has retired after 50 years of pioneering work in the dog training industry. David, originally from Nottingham,... read more

He Won’t Come Back

One of the biggest complaints I get from owners is “As soon as I let my dog off his lead he won’t come back.” Then comes the angery shouting and many owner really give up, many are unable to understand why their dogs who followed them everywhere when... read more

Dogs on Heat

How Long Does Heat Last? If your dogs in heat, how long will it last? The heat period varies from 8 to 30 days with an average of about 20 days. Most female dogs will allow breeding around 10 to 16 days after start of the cycle.You should consider your pet to be... read more

I came to have a peep

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, “It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m... read more

Behaviour problem

Behaviour problems A behaviour problem is really any behaviour shown by a dog that people find a problem! People obviously vary in how much they tolerate different behaviours in their dogs, so what some people regard as a ‘problem’, others can be quite... read more

DUCKS Bread is bad for DUCKS

The most common items fed to ducks and waterfowl are also the least nutritious and most unhealthy: bread, crackers, popcorn and similar bread-type products and scraps. Bread has little nutritional value and can harm ducklings’ growth, pollute waterways and attract... read more

Diabetic Alert Dog

Train your Dogto be a Diabetic Alert DogWith Nina Bondarenko Normally, a person can feel the warning signals of LOW BLOOD SUGAR (sweating, shaking, nausea, and confusion); however, some are unable to feel these symptoms and are thus unaware that their blood sugar is... read more

Questions and Answers (2)

Question: My dog seems to be going deaf, he is 6 years old and just does not seem to hear. He certainly was not born deaf. Do dogs hearing get bad as they get older? Answer:I am afraid that most of our dogs hearing start to deteriorate from about 5 years of age. About... read more

What Is a Heat?

What Is a Heat? How To Know When Your Dogs In Heat Estrus (“heat”) is the mating period of female animals. When estrus occurs, animals are said to be “in heat” or “in season.” Dogs generally have their first estrous cycle at 6-12... read more

All Behaviour is inherited

  All Behaviour is inherited So much depends on how your dog gets on in life I thought it appropriate to write about Inherited Behaviour because all dogs will certainly have inherited behaviour. The behaviour of dogs like all animals gets inherited via genetic... read more

Socialization

Socialization In 1985 (31 years ago) I was running a class of about 20 dogs all various breeds and sizes. There was a lady with a Rottweiler and another with a giant poodle they both wanted to fight. Those that are involved in the running of training classes or indeed... read more

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HOSPICE

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HOSPICE Woodborough RoadNottinghamTHE HISTORY OF THE HOSPICEBY DAVID KLEINPIONEER AND FOUNDER I was the Founder and Pioneer of the Nottinghamshire Hospice. I was approached in 1977 by a Masonic Lodge of Freemasons in Nottingham predominately made up of... read more

Don’t dump your pet

Please don’t dump your pet Many people are leaving the coast due to the financial recession. More rent to pay, more for food and electricity. Everything has gone up including vet fees which now carry 18% IVA making that trip to the vet expensive. Most important what... read more

Grooming Your Pet

Start grooming as early as possible. Check and handle the ears, eyes, teeth, and nails. All dogs need grooming, some more than others. Generally, the longer the hair the more frequently the grooming will be required. It is important that you introduce the brush and... read more

Can a dog get pregnant in her first heat?

Dogs in heat -First Time Pregnancy? YES! First heat can vary greatly dog to dog. The youngest is about six months of age though sometimes a female will come into season younger. First heat can start as late as 12 or even 14 months of age or later in rare cases.... read more

Behaviour is inherited

Behaviour is Inherited, So much depends on how your dog gets on in life.I thought it  appropriate to write about ‘Inherited Behaviour’ because all dogs will certainly have inherited behaviour. The behaviour of dogs like all animals, gets inherited via genetic... read more

Questions and Answers 1

Questions and Answers 1Question: Is it better for my female to have one litter of puppies? Answer: If you are an ordinary family and not experienced my advice is to have her spayed and leave it to the professionals. Your female may not be suitable for this purpose. I... read more

Chocolate Danger to Dogs

Chocolate Danger to DogsChocolate made for human consumption can cause death in dogs. Dogs are sensitive to a class of chemicals called methylxanthines. Caffeine and theobtomine are members of that family. Dogs simply cannot metabolise and excrete methylxanthines as... read more

Calm down dear Boy..Calm down

Calm down dear Boy..Calm down Michael Winner was a friend of mine so I am certain he will not mind me  stealing his wonderful catch phrase Calm down dear Boy..Calm down when dealing with a greedy eater.I am now writing about my Boy Boy (BB), For those that do not know... read more

Car sickness

The first thing to realise when dealing with car sickness is that in 95% of cases it is stress related and not motion related.  The most powerful memory imprint of any dogs brain is probably the car ride when it was taken away from all it ever new to be safe and... read more

Exercise for Dogs

Most veterinarians will caution pet owners not to exercise a dog right after feeding him. This is certainly true of strenuous exercise, which can make a dog throw up and can lead to gastric torsion. A recent study by the Divisions of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell... read more

Phantom Pregnancy / False Pregnancy

Definition of False PregnancyFalse pregnancy, also called pseudopregnancy, is common in intact female dogs. It usually occurs somewhere between 6 and 12 weeks after a bitch goes through her normal heat cycle and is caused by an exaggerated response to normal hormonal... read more

Biting Puppies

Biting PuppiesNo matter how cute your new puppy may be, if he or she is chewing and biting on you, your family members and guests the puppy probably doesnt seem quite as cute. In fact, if the pups chewing and biting habits are not controlled, the puppy might actually... read more

Shall I get a dog or a bitch?

Shall I get a dog or a bitch?     Whether to get a male or female dog is one of those questions that owners can agonize over. The situation can also be complicated by the number of dogs you own, as the wrong mix, or balance of sexes, can sometimes lead to a higher... read more

ASSISTANCE DOG ETIQUETTE

ASSISTANCE DOG ETIQUETTE The following information listed below are suggestions that Assistance Dogs For Living recommends when meeting or interacting with an Assistance Dog team in public. This same etiquette applies to Assistance Puppies in training. DO’S and... read more

Police Dogs

This liaison set in motion the first positive effort to convince the Home Office and Police Forces throughout the UK of the true worth of a well-trained dog. With Darbyshire’s enthusiasm and idea’s and Simpson leadership and influence, the Surrey police... read more

When to go to the vet

When to go to the vet Every year we take our dogs to the vet for an annual check-up. Most of the time, dogs come out of the exam with a clean bill of health, plus a couple of vaccinations. But for some dogs, this is the occasion when much-ignored health conditions are... read more

Stop the milk!

At one time fish was thought to be a major cause of skin disease in cats.Now we have all come to realize that the flea is the main culprit when it comes to skin irritation in cats and dogs. However not many pet owners are aware that out pets suffer food allergies... read more

Tricks

Dog Tricks Teaching your dog tricks is every dog owner’s dream, but you must start with basic obedience. Your dog should know the basic commands (sit, down, heel, stand, and come) before you attempt any type of trick training. Once you have these mastered, you... read more

Worms & Symptoms

Worms & SymptomsAs a caring pet owner, you’ll know that worms come with the territory, so worming your pet is important. But why should you worm your pet regularly when they seem healthy? Well, even without showing obvious symptoms, a pet without an... read more

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs Many blind, deaf, or physically disabled people rely on dogs for assistance. These dogs provide the perfect combination of companionship, obedience, usefulness and affection. They provide practical aide and help maintain an individual’s... read more

Causes of destructive behaviour:

Causes of destructive behaviour:   Attention-seeking: Chews many different items.  Happy to see owner on return.  Doesn’t appear stressed.  The same behaviour can be observed when the owner is present.  If owners are asked  to totally ignore the dog, the dog... read more

When to start Puppy School

When to start Puppy School When to start puppy school is always a tough question new dog owners have to contemplate. One belief system has owners allowing their dog to do as he pleases until he’s 16 weeks of age. These owners believe the puppy should explore his... read more

A MUST READ Wendy Hillings Story

MY LIFE IN HIS PAWS My name is wendy hilling. I suffer with a very rare skin condition called dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa recessive. It means my skin inside and outside my body blisters and tears at the slightest knock. As my condition worsened I found it... read more

Group or Private Training

Group or Private TrainingOnce you have chosen your method of training, you then have to decide if you want to attend group classes or if you want to train your dog in private. I recommend group classes to enable your pet to socialize with other people and dogs. Group... read more

ALL DOGS CAN BITE

ALL DOGS CAN BITE Personally I believe that all dogs can bite  but they do not really want to! Here are 10 top tips to prevent a dog biting you, or anyone else for that matter! 1.Read the dog body signals Licking, yawning, shaking as if wet. A dog will do these things... read more

Separation Anxiety

    Separation Anxiety      Everyone needs a little time alone now and then unless of course you are a dog who suffers from separation anxiety. Dogs with separation anxiety exhibit behaviour problems when they’re left alone. Typically, they’ll have a... read more

If

If you can start the day without caffein If you can get going without pep pills, If you can always be cheerful, ignoring people with your troubles, If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy... read more

Dog Licences For Spain 2007

New Dog Licence by the end of the year.Spain has now announced new laws No 50/99 which could affect you. A list of dogs considered dangerous has been drawn up as follows:- Pit Bull and all Bull breedsAll MastiffsCanary Island Prey DogCaucasian... read more

Divorce Therapy for Pets

Your Pets Divorce Therapy WITH the stress you’re under and all the issues you mustdeal with, a valuable member of your family is neglected.Your pet. You still provide the basic necessities, but youprobably don’t realize that divorce affects them as well.... read more

Communication

Communication How we speak to our dogs is just as important as what we tell them, especially when we are training them. There are three main ways to verbally communicate with your dog. A command verbal a correction and praise. When commanding the dog to perform an... read more

How to play with your dog

Dogs are social animals and one of the ways they build and learn about relationships and communication is through play. Playing with your dog regularly will teach you about your dog’s personality and strengthen the bond between you. By preventing boredom,... read more

Wendy Hilling to Canine Partners UK

Wendy Hilling to Canine Partners UKWendy HillingWho was born with no skin from the waist down.  She suffers terrible skin blisters.Her throat is smaller than a 5p piece  Wendy is partnered with a dog called Teddy. He can do over 200 tasks including dressing and... read more

Dog Bites by Val Bonney Australia

Val Bonney is a regular contributor to my Radio Shows. “WHO” OR “WHAT” IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DOG BITES”?. http://www.bonnies.com.au/ Who is responsible for the dog bites that are occurring? Is it the Dogs themselves? Is it the owners? Is it... read more

Denning is a Natural Instinct

Denning is a Natural Instinct.          Domestication of dogs is a fairly recent event in the history of canids on earth. Although wild canids have been around for millions of years, they have only spent a few thousand of those as our pets. As a result, they still... read more

Teach Your Dog To Eliminate On Command

          If you plan to travel with your puppy, have rushed, hectic mornings  or simply don’t relish standing in the rain while the puppy takes his sweet time going potty, you should teach him to Eliminate on a word ‘Busy’.  Not only will it speed... read more

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